Food stamp recipients getting increase in funding

More than 30 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits increase thanks to the federal stimulus act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday. Full Story
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#22 Apr 4, 2009
Allentown Renter wrote:
Racist????? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........I don't think so......just the truth.......... Who mentioned Hispanics, blacks or whites here???? Not me.......... I know people of all races that "play" the system and believe me....there are plenty of all races doing this just some a bit more than others.
"Just some a bit more than others"? LOL!

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#24 Apr 4, 2009
Use coupons folks & you can get brand name items for free. I do it every week. No joke. Last Friday I got a large brick of Sorrento mozzarella cheese for 29 cents. Some things wind up being 9 cents, or even free. If you cut the coupons, pay attention to their expiration dates & store sales you can get food at prices from decades ago. Make sure you go to a grocery store that always doubles the coupons also. It nto only nets you freebies but offsets the cost of gas & many other things.
Kingfish

Cinisi, Italy

#25 Apr 4, 2009
Let them eat cake?

That worked well last time.
SouthSider

Chicago, IL

#26 Apr 4, 2009
People's incomes are falling, as are prices. The working people are being squeezed. But those that don't (and in a lot of cases-never have) worked are getting increases.

The Feds and states will raise taxes until the last working person says "enough" before the government cuts the handouts to the non-working underclass.
dane girl

Mcminnville, OR

#27 Apr 5, 2009
If they are increasing the benefits they need to take the time to weed out those who LIE ON THE APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE. It's wrong that the working people of this country are supporting the bad choices of the twentysomthings while our senior citizens who worked get little or nothing!

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#29 Apr 5, 2009
Yes it makes a difference. Go bury your head in the sand again so you don't have to be bothered with what goes on around you
ObamaRules wrote:
<quoted text> As if that makes a difference? Stop jumping to conclusions about someone you don't even know!
Telmark

Oroville, CA

#30 Apr 5, 2009
This, once again, proves that it pays to be "poor" in this country.
Dave

Nazareth, PA

#32 Apr 5, 2009
I have done work at the welfare office.
It is all hispanics taking care of hispanics. The intake people are the one's they should investigate.
Seems like Your having the fox watch the hen house.
The scum brag about coming to Allentown and going right to the welfare office.
Please stop giving MY Country away to these moron's.
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#33 Apr 5, 2009
Dave wrote:
I have done work at the welfare office.
It is all hispanics taking care of hispanics. The intake people are the one's they should investigate.
Seems like Your having the fox watch the hen house.
The scum brag about coming to Allentown and going right to the welfare office.
Please stop giving MY Country away to these moron's.
Why must you be so damn racist? White people or Black people never need help? Allentown has been a craphole for years anyway, regardless of who has come into the city. Plenty of people of all races have trouble making ends meet in that dump.
Lady D

Macungie, PA

#34 Apr 5, 2009
Just one more incentive not to get a job. Now they can by even more soda.
Telmark

United States

#35 Apr 5, 2009
The truth isn't racist unless you are.
Allentown Renter

Easton, PA

#36 Apr 5, 2009
ObamaRules wrote:
<quoted text> Why must you be so **** racist? White people or Black people never need help? Allentown has been a craphole for years anyway, regardless of who has come into the city. Plenty of people of all races have trouble making ends meet in that dump.
There you go with your "racist" crap again!!! Do you have a complex or what???
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#37 Apr 5, 2009
Lady D wrote:
Just one more incentive not to get a job. Now they can by even more soda.
Get real! Plenty of these people wish they had a job.
Matt_PSU

Essington, PA

#38 Apr 5, 2009
The price of nearly all food products went down, not up, since last year. So why should the food stamp allotment go up?
cat scan

Shevlin, MN

#39 Apr 5, 2009
Food stamps, didn't it get changed to nutrition card or something.
The real truth

Slatington, PA

#40 Apr 5, 2009
Tarnished Sheba here wrote:
<quoted text>
What the h e l l am I working for?
You are working to pay for food stamps, you are working to help pay unemployment, you are working so the lazy can eat prime rib while you eat hot dogs from POTTS, you are working to keep yourself a notch higher than the poor, you are working to help allow boarder jumpers get health care while laid off people got to pay hundreds for cobra payments, so Sheba Sheba keep on working like a fool!! LMAO, lets see shall I buy a Harley today or a WAIT, my crop is just budding hang on for a few weeks
ObamaRules

Seattle, WA

#41 Apr 6, 2009
Matt_PSU wrote:
The price of nearly all food products went down, not up, since last year. So why should the food stamp allotment go up?
Down? Food has gone up over the last few years.

“I get to see an Angel everyday”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown, PA

#42 Apr 6, 2009
If we are to have a welfare system, then fine, but let's make some changes.

If you want public assistance, then you MUST adhere to the following criteria:

#1. Mandatory Birth Control. After the birth control has been implanted, if you become pregnant again you can either put the baby up for adoption or keep the baby. Should you decide to keep the baby, you will NOT get an increase in funds.

#2. Mandatory Drug Testing. You fail and you are off of Food Stamps. Your children go to children's services.

#3. Mandatory attendence to some type of state-sponsored vocational or trade educational program. Food Stamps and Welfare are not an end all, they should be a hand up while in a rough time.

#4. Arrests. Arrests for crimes can go from a warning to a removal of food stamps/welfare program to actual removal. Children will go to Children's Services.

We raising generations of children who believe that they are entitled to all of these benefits without having to do anything. That needs to stop. While I'm not crazy about taking kids from their parents, if their parents to no want to take care of them and follow some simple rules, then perhaps they would be better in the hands of state government.
not buying it

Addison, IL

#43 Apr 6, 2009
Hoofty wrote:
If we are to have a welfare system, then fine, but let's make some changes.
If you want public assistance, then you MUST adhere to the following criteria:
#1. Mandatory Birth Control. After the birth control has been implanted, if you become pregnant again you can either put the baby up for adoption or keep the baby. Should you decide to keep the baby, you will NOT get an increase in funds.
#2. Mandatory Drug Testing. You fail and you are off of Food Stamps. Your children go to children's services.
#3. Mandatory attendence to some type of state-sponsored vocational or trade educational program. Food Stamps and Welfare are not an end all, they should be a hand up while in a rough time.
#4. Arrests. Arrests for crimes can go from a warning to a removal of food stamps/welfare program to actual removal. Children will go to Children's Services.
We raising generations of children who believe that they are entitled to all of these benefits without having to do anything. That needs to stop. While I'm not crazy about taking kids from their parents, if their parents to no want to take care of them and follow some simple rules, then perhaps they would be better in the hands of state government.
You forgot to e-verify them to make sure they're in the country legally, valid photo id to make sure they aren't double dipping and fingerprint (same reason).

“YAR!!”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#44 Apr 6, 2009
Hoofty wrote:
If we are to have a welfare system, then fine, but let's make some changes.
If you want public assistance, then you MUST adhere to the following criteria:
#1. Mandatory Birth Control. After the birth control has been implanted, if you become pregnant again you can either put the baby up for adoption or keep the baby. Should you decide to keep the baby, you will NOT get an increase in funds.
#2. Mandatory Drug Testing. You fail and you are off of Food Stamps. Your children go to children's services.
#3. Mandatory attendence to some type of state-sponsored vocational or trade educational program. Food Stamps and Welfare are not an end all, they should be a hand up while in a rough time.
#4. Arrests. Arrests for crimes can go from a warning to a removal of food stamps/welfare program to actual removal. Children will go to Children's Services.
We raising generations of children who believe that they are entitled to all of these benefits without having to do anything. That needs to stop. While I'm not crazy about taking kids from their parents, if their parents to no want to take care of them and follow some simple rules, then perhaps they would be better in the hands of state government.
I 100% agree and love your suggestions. I'd like to add my own.

#5 Mandatory home visits to see what the welfare funds are being spent on. If you have a hi-def flat screen tv and a freezer full of name brand high dollar items (think steak, and other "luxury" foods..) the food stamps will be taken and used to stock food banks and folks who abuse the system can get their food from there.

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